Northampton lorry drivers’ truck pull challenge

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To mark the end of the national Love the Lorry campaign, two transport and logistics companies based on Northampton’s Brackmills Industrial Estate pitted themselves against one another using man-power.

The 10-strong teams representing Action Express and C Butt Ltd flexed their muscles to pull two 44-tonne tractor trailer units along the estate’s Liliput Road.

Elaine Harries, managing director of the eventual winners, Action Express, said: “This truck pull was our way of showing love for the lorry and flagging up the importance of logistics. Working with lorries is so much more than just driving and it’s a fantastic industry. A lot of people in logistics management started off driving.”